Spinning Chicken Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelBit DifficultHealth IndexHealthy
CourseMethod
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Ready to cook broiler fryer chicken4 Pound
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Pepper1 Dash
 Chopped celery leaves1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Snipped parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chopped onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon, melted
 Catsup1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Corn syrup1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Salad oil2 Tablespoon
 Prepared mustard2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4728 Calories from Fat 2958

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 329 g506.5%

Saturated Fat 95.1 g475.7%

Trans Fat 0.5 g

Cholesterol 1425.2 mg

Sodium 4402.5 mg183.4%

Total Carbohydrates 88 g29.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.8%

Sugars 39.2 g

Protein 341 g682.6%

Vitamin A 95.6% Vitamin C 111.9%

Calcium 29.6% Iron 100.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Rinse chicken, pat dry with paper towels.
Rub body cavity with salt and pepper.
Combine celery, parsley, onion, and melted butter; place in body cavity.
Fasten neck skin to back with nail or skewer.
Tie with cord to hold nail.
To mount chicken on spit, place holding fork on rod, tines toward point; insert rod through chicken (press tines firmly into the breast meat).
To tie wings, use 24 inches of cord.
Start cord at back; loop around each wing tip.
Make slip knots so wings can't straighten.
Tie in center, leaving equal ends.
Now take an 18-inch piece of cord.
Loop around tail, then around crossed legs.
Tie very tightly to hold bird securely onto rod, leaving cord ends.
Pull together cords attached to wings and legs; tie tightly.
Adjust holding forks and fasten screws tightly.
Test balance.
Place chicken on rotisserie, having medium coals at back and front of chicken and a drip pan under revolving bird.
Roast chicken for about 2 hours without barbecue hood or about 1 3/4 hours with the barbecue hood down.
Combine catsup, corn syrup, lemon juice, salad oil, and prepared mustard to make the tangy basting sauce.
Use to baste the chicken occasionally during last 30 minutes of cooking.
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